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Getting Started with Voip

VoIP offers a great way to help you save money on your phone bill. With a few simple steps, you can be on your way to utilizing this new technology. Here are some tips that will help you find the best options for your needs:

Your Internet Connection - Shop around for the best deals on broadband service. There are many companies who offer either DSL or Cable Modems. Some people want to get the highest speed possible, even if it costs more. Others are concerned more about price than speed. There are enough options to satisfy your needs. Check out Comcast ( and Verizon ( for starters.

Decide on a service provider - Both Comcast and Verizon offer VoIP services. Other companies such as Vonage ( or Lingo ( only provide VoIP and its related products. Decide whether your connection is for business or home and pick the company and plan that makes the most sense. Companies such as Verizon offer a lot of options for a business of any size. Other companies only accommodate small businesses.

Do you use long distance on a regular basis? This is another thing to consider when choosing a provider. Most companies let you call throughout the US and other parts of North America as part of their rates and have a list of per-minute fees for long distance. Other companies, such as Lingo, also allow you to call countries in Western Europe as part of their packages.

Decide whether you want an IP phone or not. Do you want to keep your existing phone? Well, thanks to the analog telephone adapter you can. You can also purchase an IP phone. These come with the software already included inside. Just plug the Ethernet connection into your router and you are on your way to getting VoIP service.

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